Zak Hardaker has dropped out of the Wigan squad for tonight’s match away at Wakefield due to a family emergency.
That’s according to reports emerging on social media ahead of the fixture at Belle Vue.
The former Leeds and Castleford player was in the Warriors 19, and had been set to feature, but BBC Radio Leeds’ James Deighton says a family issue has ruled him out.
The Warriors have since confirmed his absence, and that Morgan Escare will instead start at full-back.
Zak Hardaker's been forced to pull out of the Wigan side here at @WTrinityRL due to a 'family emergency'.
— James Deighton (@rlwithjd) April 12, 2019
📋 Zak Hardaker is a late withdrawal due to family reasons.
💪 Sam Powell returns from injury, while Joe Shorrocks is set to make his senior debut off the bench! 👏 pic.twitter.com/a58AbCxfng
— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) April 12, 2019